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2014 Chevrolet Malibu

A Meaningful Midsize Mulligan First dates can be rough. We've all been there – forcing your way through some conversation, trying to find common ground, nibbling your way through a meal you'll no doubt end up paying for yourself. The person across the table may be perfectly nice, and means well, but you just aren't feeling it. The spark isn't there. Our initial encounter with the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu was like that – an experience we'll look back on with a shrug and a "meh." And we aren't alone. After it launched, the 'Bu was met with lukewarm-at-best reviews, comparison... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.5L I4
Power:
196 HP / 186 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$22,140
As-Tested Price:
$33,450
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    Report: Car companies dialing-in rental car test drives
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    Report: NHTSA could add 1M cars to GM recall
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    Recalls: GM recalls 8,500 Chevrolet Malibu models for rear suspension glitch
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    Report: Chevy Malibu emergency refresh to include roomier rear seats, Impala styling tweaks
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    Official: GM claims it's first to sell million 30+ mpg vehicles
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    Report: Chevy Malibu to get early refresh to combat slow sales, poor reviews
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    Official: Chevy cars highlight GM's fleet of custom SEMA concepts
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    Report: GM recalling 426,000 sedans over faulty transmission shift cable
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    Video: Fashion guru Isaac Mizrahi shills for... the Chevy Malibu?
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